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New Students

Welcome to Lincoln!

Starting at Lincoln

There are just a few minor tasks you need to complete before becoming a fully-fledged LU student.

Set yourself up with your Lincoln username, password, email and online learning tools before the start of lectures. Here’s the process to follow (disregard any steps that you have already completed):
1. Complete your enrolment
You must be fully enrolled to access to your user ID, email and other tech tools. Complete your checklist on LUCAS and click Submit.
2. Change your password
Once your enrolment is complete, head to Self Service to change your campus password and set up secret questions (you can use these if you need to reset your password - no IT Help required).
3. Access your Lincoln Uni student email
To access your student email, follow the instructions here. Your lecturers and course coordinators will contact you at this address, so you'll need to keep an eye on it.
4. Familiarise yourself with our online learning tools
Login to our online learning system, LEARN, to access course information and materials. Have a play with the online learning tools to get comfortable with them before you start lectures.
5. Receive a free copy of Office 365
Download Office 365 here. You’ll get cloud services, including 1TB of storage, and access to Microsoft Office web apps like Word, Powerpoint and Excel. You can also download your copy of Office 365 to your personal device.

6. Get your student ID card
After completing your enrolment, you should receive a separate email with instructions on how to access your student ID card, which is like your master key. It functions as your library membership card and you can also use it to print documents on campus, gain access to relevant buildings, and much more. Keep it with you at all times. Click here for more information about how to receive your ID card.
7. Log in to the My Day Lincoln student portal
Find all the information you need in one place on our My Day student portal. Log in with your Lincoln email address and password.
If you have questions about free wireless access, printing documents on campus or anything else tech-related, check out IT Help.

International Students

Welcome to New Zealand and to the Lincoln University whānau (family).
Compulsory Workshops
Compulsory international student workshops occurred between 14-16 February, 2018. They offered useful information about New Zealand and our Kiwi ways. They also provided important details about studying in a NZ tertiary environment, what to expect and what we expect of you. If you couldn’t attend the workshops in person, please view the recordings below.
Workshop One: International welcome
Learn Kiwi sayings and te reo Māori, sing a waiata and embrace kiwiana. Also find out why the Code of Practice is important for international students.
Workshop Two: Academic success
Learn how studying differs in New Zealand, what is expected of you and how we can help you succeed.
Workshop Three: Keeping well and safe
Learn key techniques for looking after yourself and find out where and how to seek help when needed.
View recordings from Workshop Three:
Workshop Four: Student life
Learn how to get the most out of your time as a Lincoln student and have experiences you’ll never forget.
Workshop Four - Lincoln University Students' Association (LUSA)
More Information
The International Student Guide provides a lot of useful information about New Zealand and Lincoln University. If you don't have a copy, please contact the International Student Advisor, Denise Pelvin. Denise is available to help answer your questions and offer guidance specific to studying in New Zealand. If she cannot answer your questions, she’ll direct you to someone else who can.

Click here for information about our other support services.

Campus Map, Transport and Parking

Public transport
You can use the 80 or 820 Metro bus services to travel between Lincoln, Rolleston and Christchurch. The buses enter through Gate 1 from Ellesmere Junction Road and stop outside the Forbes building. We recommend that you buy a Metro Card from The Lincoln University Bookshop, as it's the most convenient way to pay for bus services.
Parking on campus
Student parking is free at but you'll need a parking permit and should only park in student designated spaces. Find a registration form and more information here.
Campus Map
Find your way about campus using the digital campus map on My Day Lincoln student portal  (login with your Lincoln email and password). If you don’t have My Day access yet, find the map here.

Christchurch Student Welcome

Sign up here to catch a FREE bus from Lincoln University to the Christchurch Art Gallery to take part in the 2018 Christchurch Student Welcome Event on Friday, 9 March, 4-8pm.
Space on the free bus is limited and only one-way transport will be provided. You'll need to find your own way home.

Public transport tips:
• Before you go into Christchurch, purchase and activate a Metrocard at the Lincoln University Bookshop. See bus fares here (it’s cheaper to use a Metrocard).
• To catch a bus back home, go to the Central City Bus Interchange on the corner of Lichfield and Colombo St. Allow 10-15 minutes to walk from the Art Gallery to the Interchange. Be sure to walk in groups.
• Check the route 80 bus timetable to see what time the last bus leaves the city (we recommend you aim to return on the 9.30pm bus).
If you have any questions about the free bus or finding your way from the city back to Lincoln, please contact: 


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